Truro & Roseland local news

Would a giant video screen help to fill Truro’s cultural vacuum?

By Julia Penhaligon Proposals for a giant public video screen to be displayed on Truro’s Lemon Quay have been thrown into uncertainty after city councillors decided not to approve...

Truro’s tickets to ride set for first price increase since 2015

By Peter Tremayne The price of multi-day bus tickets for Truro’s Park and Ride service are set to rise sharply from 1st May. Most day ticket prices are not...

What is the best way to spend £100 million + on Truro?

By Graham Smith Residents of Truro are being urged to find out more about a multi-million pound redevelopment of the city, aiming to build 1,000 new homes and create...

Underground, Overground, cycling free – how best to get across a dual A30 carriageway at Chiverton Cross?

By Julia Penhaligon Cyclists keen to make the most of a £19 million investment to the west of Truro are pressing Highways England to include a bridge over the...

Cornwall’s Islamic Community Centre to honour New Zealand terror victims

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s small Muslim community is hosting a “solidarity event” on Sunday to honour those killed in last week’s New Zealand terrorist attack. Fifty people were killed...

Extended opening hours for Truro’s park and ride should improve access to Royal Cornwall hospital

By Richard Whitehouse Truro’s park and ride is set to extend its hours to help visitors and staff at Cornwall’s main hospital and people visiting the city at night....

Summercourt homes approved – on condition that they are for holidaymakers only

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build 38 new homes and a leisure centre at a holiday park have been approved but they can only be used as holiday homes....

Pirates rugby club buys Truro City football club, in bid to shore up stadium business plan

By Peter Tremayne Penzance-based rugby club the Cornish Pirates have bought Truro City football team.  The move brings Truro City firmly back within the orbit of any stadium that...

Why Bodmin’s council tax bills are higher than Truro or Falmouth

By Richard Whitehouse It has some of the highest levels of deprivation in the country but Bodmin was revealed this week to also have the highest council tax rates...

Truro City football club sold

By Peter Tremayne The National League has been asked to approve the sale of Truro City football club. Owners Pete Masters and Philip Perryman say they have exchanged contracts...

On yer bike! Cornwall’s cyclists get £17 million to help pedal off the A30, west of Truro

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s cyclists are to benefit from a £17 million upgrade to cycle lanes along the A30, particularly to the west of Truro. Highways England has announced...

The retail park money trick which is costing Cornwall’s council taxpayers

By Peter Tremayne A controversial insolvency law has cost Cornwall’s council taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds. The DIY chain Homebase has dodged more than £264,000 in Cornwall Council...

Local councillors win more of a say in plans for Truro New Town

By Richard Whitehouse Local councillors will be able to have more involvement in plans for a new town on the western edge of Truro.  The council’s ruling cabinet has...

Kier falls out of FTSE 250 and staggers towards the end of its rights issue

By Anne North The construction firm Kier, which is currently engaged in the £20 million refurbishment of Truro’s Hall for Cornwall, is coming under increasing pressure as its share...

Buddy, can you spare a dime? Construction giant Kier looks for cash, as markets keep their fingers crossed

By Graham Smith Shareholders in the construction company Kier are set for a nervous immediate future after seeing 40% of the firm's value wiped out in recent days. The...

The Treasury spells it out: no stadium cash from central government without “robust plans” for long-term sustainability

By Anne North The government has spelled out some of the concerns it has about using taxpayers’ money to support the privately-owned and operated Truro stadium project. The Treasury...

County Hall risks falling out with Whitehall over Truro stadium cash

27th November 2018 By Anne North Relations between Cornwall Council and central government, over the proposed Truro stadium, look set to take a turn for the worse next week...

St Ives MP Derek Thomas disappointed at government’s lack of enthusiasm for Truro Stadium

5th November 2018 By Peter Tremayne Talks between Whitehall civil servants and promoters of the Truro Stadium project are continuing, with a provisional deadline of the end of November....

Hammond’s budget fails to mention the Truro Stadium, leaving the £14 million project still waiting

30th October 2018 By Graham Smith Doubts are growing about the prospects of a sports stadium for Truro, after yesterday’s (Monday’s) budget failed to make the expected announcement about...

Only 86 people watched Truro City’s “home” match on Saturday, as the saga of Cornwall’s leading football team is set to take a new twist

15th October 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The long-running soap opera that is Truro City football club is set to catch the eye again this week with the likely confirmation...